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JUDD, Norman Buel, lawyer, born in Rome, New York, 10 January, 1815; died in Chicago, 10 November, 1878. He received a common school education, studied law, and in 1836 was admitted to the bar, beginning practice in Chicago. He was city attorney there in 1837-'9, state senator in 1844-'60, a member of the Bloomington convention which organized the Republican party in 1856, and chairman of the state central committee of that party in 1856-'61. He was chairman of the Illinois delegation in the Chicago convention that nominated Abraham Lincoln for the presidency, and was United States minister to Prussia from 1861 till 1865. He was then elected to congress, serving from 4 March, 1867, till 3 March, 1871, and was afterward appointed collector of the port of Chicago by President Grant. He was president of the Peoria and Bureau Valley railroad and of the Rock Island railroad bridge company. A sketch of his life was published by Arthur Edwards (Chicago, 1878).
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